Archive for October, 2012

The Beginnings of a Couture Bridal Gown Design: An Insider’s Look.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Hello everyone,

For those of you are curious about how I create my couture wedding gown designs, it often happens on the mannequin. I start by draping scraps of fabric so that I can ensure that the ideas I have sketched or am visualising can technically work on the proportions of the human body.

Here are a few images of the process I went through for one of my recent bridal gown creations (This was from Rebecca’s wedding gown design). We call this ‘toiling’ or creating a ‘toile’. Usually toiling is done in calico cotton, but for these early draping sessions I used scraps of fabrics which would have similar texture to what the real wedding gown fabrics would feel like.

Some Instagram photos. To follow me on Instagram: @sarahcouturier

And below are some photos of the actual toile bride Rebecca tried on during one of her early fittings. You can see this one is in calico cotton. (And then later when we were happy with the design and proportions we made the real couture wedding gown in beautiful silk fabrics):

 And yes all this hand draping was done by myself. If you’d like to see how this gown turned out in the silk fabrics when it was finished, then make sure you check out my previous blog post about Rebecca & Paul’s wedding.

 Hope you enjoyed, if you’d like more information about how you can have your own couture wedding gown designed and made by us then you can contact or follow us via the following:

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x Sarah

Elegant & Romantic with Riverside Views: Sydney Dance Studios Wedding

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Hello everyone,

I am very excited to show you the full post of Rebecca & Paul’s wedding at Sydney Dance Studios, Woolloomooloo.

Rebecca is a gorgeous, intellectual young woman and she was such a lovely bride to work with. From the outset she had total trust in us to create and design her gown although she had clear ideas about the style. Rebecca wanted a sophisticated wedding dress that had lots of detail in the draping of the fabric so that she could avoid needing lace and other embellishments.

Rebecca trusted me to choose the colour and fabrics, so I chose a Silk Dupion as the main base fabric with a gorgeous satiny Silk Organza and soft English Tulle as the overlays.

The result was a very elegant, romantic wedding gown that suited her perfectly. We also made her veil and she sourced her own headpiece to match.

I would like to say a big thank you to Chris at Uber Photography – www.uberphotography.com.au for the photos of Rebecca and Paul’s Wedding:

I love how Uber Photography has captured all the precious moments of Rebecca & Paul’s wedding day, while also injecting some seriously fun and unique shots of the couple. Uber Photography are based on the North Shore and you can see more of their work their website: www.uberphotography.com.au.

I always love to hear about the story of how a couple met so I asked Rebecca a little bit about how she met Paul:

“I was invited back to my previous law firm for drinks one Friday night by my old boss to celebrate the move into their new office. Paul had started working there after I had left and we were introduced… We hit it off straight away and the rest is history!”

“Paul proposed to me on our 5th anniversary (Romeo & Juliet style on our balcony) to one of my favourite songs – Love Story by Taylor Swift. He had set up candles and love heart arrows down the hallway, long stemmed roses on the balcony, a bottle of Verve in a champagne bucket with glasses and strawberries and presented me with a little blue box from Tiffany’s with the most beautiful engagement ring inside. The whole thing felt like a dream! We decided that night to get married on our 6th anniversary the following year. We planned our entire wedding together, which is why I think everyone felt that the wedding was so ‘us’. It was a really enjoyable experience planning our wedding, and because we were equally invested in it and could count on each other with all the arrangements, it all went really smoothly.” – Rebecca

Below is Rebecca’s testimonial she wrote to us (about her couture wedding dress) which you can check out on Facebook:

 

I hope you enjoyed! More Real Wedding Posts to come so stay tuned!

If you would like to have your wedding dress, accessories made or bridal veil, give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

You can also chat with us on Twitter – @SarahCouturier

Comment on our latest blog posts & stay tuned to up and coming posts on Facebook.

x Sarah

Recent Publicity on The Knot:

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Hello to all my lovely brides & vendor readers,

I thought I’d share another snippet of our recent publicity. This one is from The Knot which I’m sure every bride knows! We were one of their featured suppliers in their e-newsletter on 28th August 2012.

You can see an online version of this email newsletter here: The Knot.

Don’t forget to tell all your friends about us! We create more than just wedding gowns, also mother of the bride & groom, bridesmaids, boutonnières for your groomsmen & special head pieces & accessories to match your wedding gown.

x Sarah